Mac Voice Recognition

How to use the Macs' built-in speech recognition:

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  • Making Mac speech recognition work for you

  • MacSpeech Dictate. The MacSpeech’s iListen is a well known speech recognition solution for Macs. Dictate is supposed to be much better, according to the article this snippet was taken from. It's apparently powered by Dragon from Nuance, the speech engine of which, runs at the core of MacSpeech Dictate. The accuracy is supposed to be amazing. (Source: ).

    System requirements:
    Intel-based Mac.
    Mac OS X 10.4.11 or greater ("Tiger").
    Max OS X 10.5.1 or greater ("Leopard").
    2GB of free hard drive space.
    A MacSpeech-certified USB noise-canceling microphone is strongly recommended.
    Internet connection required for product registration.

    Goto MacSpeech Dictate product homepage >

    MacSpeech Dictate Demonstration

    MacSpeech Dictate Demonstration 2

    MacSpeech Dictate Demonstration 3

    MacSpeech Dictate Built-in Commands

    MacSpeech Dictate v1.5

  • ViaVoice. IBM ViaVoice for Mac OS X brings natural, continuous speech voice dictation to Apple's Mac OS X.

    System requirements:
    Mac OS X version 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3
    300 MHz G3 processor or higher*
    192 MB RAM (256 RAM recommended)
    600 MB of available hard drive space

    Goto IBM ViaVoice product homepage (US) >

    Using ViaVoice a practical demo:

  • iListen v1.7 for OS X. As of January 2008, iListen has been discontinued and replaced by a new speech recognition program, called MacSpeech Dictate (released February 15, 2008). MacSpeech Dictate uses the same speech-recognition engine as Dragon NaturallySpeaking. (Source: Wikipedia). You can still buy the iListen software - if you look hard enough. iListen Supplier:

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